Laboratory Technician at the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology Research Group (LT2-JADR)

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology Research Group is looking for a Laboratory Technician.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Technical support to general research staff of our group.
  • Technical support in the Clean Room of soft lithography fabrication of microfluidic devices of the group.
  • Technical support in the confocal microscopy facility of IBEC in analyzing neural grow and maturation in lab on a chip devices.

Requirements for candidates:


  • Vocational training in analysis and biomedical sciences, or equivalent. Experienced technicians would also be considered.
  • Experience in soft lithography fabrication.
  • Experience in cell (neural and non-neural) culture and immunocytochemical techniques, including conventional as well as confocal microscopy.
  • ImageJTM and MatlabTM software user experience in image acquisition and analysis.
  • High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team.
  • Competencies and skills: communication, teamwork, proactivity, commitment, collegiality, integrity, critical and analytical thinking.
  • High level of English.

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 15 December 2023
  • Working conditions:
  • Full time open-ended contract linked to the duration of the project for a period of 11 months.
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills including mobility grants and a Mentoring programme for predoctral and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

How to apply:

Until 13 November 2023 an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: LT2-JARD.

If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at

Principles of the selection process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R)

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”

IBEC actively looks for female candidates for Senior positions (Postdoctoral and GL positions) ensuring that at least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates. At the end of the evaluation process, in case of equal merit, priority will be given to female candidates.

For candidates with children that come from outside Barcelona, we offer babysitting services during the interview, so you don’t have to worry about anything else than doing a good interview. Contact us if you are interested in this service.

IBEC, as a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), will consider, especially for early-stage investigators, much more the scientific content of research outputs, than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it were published.

Protection of personal data:

IBEC guarantees that candidates’ personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.